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Sibley Memorial Hospital

Rehab Center
Outpatient Treatment
Grants and Private Insurance accepted
Sibley Memorial Hospital

Overview

Sibley Memorial Hospital is an substance abuse treatment center that provides inpatient treatment for men and women from 18+ years of age. As part of their special programs, Sibley Memorial Hospital treats clients who have experienced trauma. To help patients achieve sobriety, Sibley Memorial Hospital provides intake assessments. Afterward, patients receive family counseling, individual psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy during treatment. Sibley Memorial Hospital is located in Washington, District of Columbia, providing treatment for people in District of Columbia County, accepting medicaid, private health insurance, and cash or self-payment.

Sibley Memorial Hospital at a Glance

Payment Options

  • Medicaid
  • Private health insurance
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Medicare
  • Federal military insurance (e.g., TRICARE)

Assessments

  • Comprehensive mental health assessment
  • Comprehensive substance use assessment

Age Groups

  • Adults
  • Young adults

Operation

  • Private for-profit organization

Treatment At Sibley Memorial Hospital

Conditions Treated

Mental health treatment:

Mental health treatment provides a safe and structured environment where individuals can receive professional care and support for their mental health challenges. Within the facility, trained therapists, counselors, and medical staff work together to create personalized treatment plans tailored to each person's needs. Patients might participate in a variety of therapies, including individual counseling, group therapy, and possibly medication management. The goal is to equip individuals with the tools and strategies they need to cope with their conditions and lead fulfilling lives.

Substance use treatment:

Substance abuse treatment programs can help to address addiction and, if relevant, any co-occurring mental health conditions. Programs include outpatient, inpatient, dual-diagnosis, and partial hospitalization. The addict will receive therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy, or dialectical behavioral therapy, and sometimes complementary therapies like acupuncture and mindfulness-based therapy. By attending skills training and recovery groups you’ll build a strong foundation for your recovery and strengthen your support network, increasing your chances of long-term recovery success.

Co-occurring Disorders:

Dual-diagnosis rehabilitation centers focus on treating individuals with simultaneous mental health and substance use disorders. The intertwined nature of addiction and mental health issues can intensify each other's symptoms, complicating recovery. These centers provide a holistic treatment strategy addressing both conditions together, often encompassing thorough evaluations, a blend of therapeutic methods, family counseling, and post-treatment care.

Levels Of Care

Hospital inpatient treatment:

Residential treatment programs provide housing, meals, and substance abuse treatment, offering patients an environment dedicated entirely to their recovery, distinct from their everyday life. While some rehab facilities concentrate on short-term stays lasting a few days to a couple of weeks, others emphasize long-term care spanning several weeks to months. Many centers offer both, customizing the treatment based on each patient's unique needs.

Treatment Modalities

Family counseling:

Family counseling is a therapeutic approach that addresses the dynamics, interactions, and challenges within a family unit. Through guided discussions and interventions, a trained counselor helps family members understand one another, resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their bonds. This form of therapy can be beneficial for families facing transitions, stressors, or behavioral issues, promoting understanding and facilitating positive change in the familial environment.

Individual psychotherapy:

Individual Psychotherapy is a personalized therapeutic approach aimed at aiding individuals in overcoming addiction and its underlying psychological triggers. A licensed therapist works closely with the individual through one-on-one sessions to unearth and address personal challenges, emotional issues, and behavioral patterns contributing to their substance abuse. Individual psychotherapy lays a robust foundation for a sustainable recovery and a better quality of life by fostering self-awareness, coping strategies, and healthier behavioral responses.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes the interconnectedness of thoughts, emotions, and actions. It promotes healthy reactions to thoughts and emotions, steering individuals away from harmful responses such as substance abuse. Proven effective for various addiction recoveries, CBT enhances an individual's self-awareness and self-control. Through CBT, individuals learn to better gauge their emotional well-being, communicate more effectively, and handle stress without resorting to drugs or alcohol.

Electroconvulsive Therapy:

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a medical procedure that uses controlled electrical currents to treat severe mental health conditions, like major depression and bipolar disorder. It's often considered when other treatments haven't worked, and it can provide rapid relief. ECT is conducted under anesthesia and muscle relaxants to ensure safety.

Nicotine replacement:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a medically-approved method to aid individuals in quitting smoking. It provides a controlled and lower dose of nicotine to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings, facilitating a smoother transition towards a nicotine-free life. By bypassing the harmful substances found in cigarettes, NRT offers a safer alternative while individuals work on overcoming their addiction.

Group counseling:

Group Therapy is a therapeutic space where individuals battling addiction come together to share experiences, gain insights, and support one another on their journey to recovery. Facilitated by trained professionals, this setting fosters communal healing and empowers participants to overcome the challenges of addiction through collective strength and understanding.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential Therapy is a therapeutic approach that emphasizes direct experience and active client involvement to gain insight into unresolved issues and trauma. Through guided activities, role-playing, and other interactive techniques, clients are encouraged to confront and explore their emotions in the present moment, leading to a deeper understanding and resolution of their challenges. This therapy is rooted in the belief that transformative change occurs through meaningful experiences.

Marital/couples counseling:

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person's life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Trauma-related counseling:

Trauma-related counseling is a specialized form of therapeutic intervention aimed at assisting individuals who have experienced distressing, life-altering events. This approach focuses on helping clients process their traumatic experiences, develop coping mechanisms, and rebuild a sense of safety and trust. Counselors trained in trauma therapy use evidence-based techniques to support healing and resilience, ensuring survivors can move forward and lead fulfilling lives despite their past adversities.

Ancillary Services

Languages

  • Sign language services for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Spanish

Special Programs

  • Clients who have experienced trauma

Contact Information

Sibley Memorial Hospital
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5255 Loughboro Road Nw, Washington, District of Columbia, 20016
Updated July 25, 2023

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